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Pentecost Part 5 - The Counting of the Omer - Day and Hour Unknown?

Another name for Pentecost is the Feast of Weeks.  This name stems from how it is to be calculated: seven weeks after the waving of the Omer (Firstfruits sheaf of grain offering). 2,754 more words

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Questioning the Counting of the Omer

On a Facebook Jewish Women’s clergy group the other day, someone posted the question, “Are you counting the Omer? Why/why not?”

My response, “No, No. It’s an old custom/ritual that simply doesn’t speak to me…and since my congregants don’t seem to want or care, I am fine not pushing it.” 909 more words


15... 50... The Power Of And In Numbers - By Marc

When it comes to numbers, there are no coincidences in Judaism.

As Ben wrote about last week, and as I explored in my “Pre-Passover” meet up with some friends, the number… 515 more words

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John 20:19-31 - Receive the Holy Spirit

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. 3,532 more words


Mo'edim: Sefirat HaOmer - Counting of the Omer

Shalom everyone! Sefirat HaOmer or the “Counting of the Omer” is the verbal counting of each of the days between the first Shabbat after the end of the  369 more words

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Gratitude And Purpose, Bookends From Dawn To Dusk - By Marc

Before I start, I just want to mention that I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Israeli singer/songwriter Idan Raichel at CSULA this past weekend. His music is powerful and beautiful, and what gave me the chills was hearing a theatre full of people singing along… in Hebrew. 754 more words

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Keeping Count - The Omer, Remembering And Becoming One - By Marc

Today is Day 14 in our Counting Of The Omer. But what is it?
On the second night of Passover we begin the mitzvah of  829 more words

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